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1979 NHL ordered all new players to begin wearing helmets, however prior players who had signed the waiver before this date were allowed to choose. So over the years after 1979 the number of players allowed to NOT wear a helmet decreased due to the older veterans leaving the game. The last person to not wear a helmet in NHL was Craig MacTavish in 1997. He played for the St. Louis Blues.

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